Ancient Chinese practice of gua sha gets a modern revival in facials

Writer Louisa Lim receives a gua sha treatment from Dr Lim Xiang Jun of Dr Xiang Jun TCM at Tudor Court. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - Dr Lim Xiang Jun of Dr Xiang Jun TCM in Tudor Court whips out two smooth slabs of jade from her pocket and asks if I am ready for my facial.

I nod okay despite feeling apprehensive.

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